Will the Chicago Bears’ receiver Brandon Marshall be given a contract extension?

Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and receiver Brandon Marshall (left) talk to ESPN reporter Lisa Salters after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret that wide receiver Brandon Marshall and starting quarterback Jay Cutler have a brother-like bond between the two of them.

They’ve been close ever since they entered the league with the Denver Broncos and have been tight ever since. Even when they weren’t on the same team. Marshall’s attitude went south after Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears from the Denver Broncos. Later on, Brandon Marshall was traded to the Miami Dolphins.

Both men continued to put up big numbers, but they showed some signs of frustration along the way. Marshall has stated before that Jay knows how to calm him down and keep his head straight. Which is why it was a great decision by the front office to steal Brandon away from the Miami Dolphins.

Putting these two together made this offense a whole lot better. These two are a lot happier. But now that the Chicago Bears have handed Cutler a long term contract, will they do the same to Brandon Marshall?

The answer to the question? Is YES they will. Marshall is easily one of the best receivers in the game. Not only does he make Jay Cutler better, he makes the receivers around him better as well.

Defenses tend to double team him which gives Cutler a couple options down field. Well most of the time Cutler still connects with Brandon even if he has two or three defenders around him. That’s how much these two trust each other. Marshall became the first Bears receiver since Marty Booker to have 1,000 yards in a season.

He’s done it twice already in just as many years. Now it appears that he’s taken Alshon Jeffery under his wing which made him a lot better. Both of these men are now Pro Bowlers.

This team would be crazy not to extend Marshall. Keep both key pieces of your offense happy and keep them together.

But the only question is, when would the extension come? I know Brandon Marshall isn’t worried about it right now, but the question may be asked over and over until he gives a solid answer. He wanted an extension before but never got one, but will receive one this time around.

Topics: Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler

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  • Dr. Johnny Nacho

    It’s all about the cap and how friendly they can make a deal happen. Cutler and Marshall both have big cap numbers in 2014. However, Emery made Cutler’s contract w/ some wiggle room being able to shift some coin to a signing bonus so they should get the deal done w/ Marshall before 2014. Cutler, Forte, Martellus and Marshall would be locked up for a nice window of time. Alshon will eventually come off that rookie deal which just might be the trickiest of them all to get done after 2014. Bear Down!

    • David Alejandro Miniel

      Thank you for the comment Johnny! Make sure to show this article to fellow Bears fans!

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